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Shalta
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:59 PM GMT+7

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All of these would be great, the important point is that you find a Landship that pleases you to build.


Yup, I'm pretty sure I've found my entry! I've been on a slight WW1 obsession lately, So... Timing, lol.
Only problem is that I'll have it halfway through next month, and, a bit embarrasingly, I've yet to try weathering at all (In fairness, Life decided to be problematic just after I painted my first model!)... So, It's pretty likely that I'll have it built + painted, but I'll have to learn quick to get that done before the end date!
And getting/uploading pictures is liable to be 'funny', Though I shouldnt have any issue there.
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:20 PM GMT+7

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I did not realize that Fruils ever came with handed sets, anybody know which sets included right and left handed tracks?



As far as I know ALL Fruil sets are supposed to be handed. It even mentions on the box that they have a set for each side. They are packaged in two different bags to keep them sorted. Lately several of my sets have had the two bags but both bags contained sets for only one side. I haven't beefed about it, just muddied up the tracks so the lack isn't obvious.

I'm building a set of Soviet T-26 tracks for a Polish 7TP kit for the POLAND 1939 campaign. I'll soon find out if they are handed or not . . .
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
All of these would be great, the important point is that you find a Landship that pleases you to build.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 06:23 PM GMT+7

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my bad luck was that I had two bags of left hand side tracks and I bought it second hand so haven't tried to contact the producer - the difference is hardly visible. Especially after weathering.



I have noticed on several sets of Fruils lately that they came with two sets just the same rather than being handed. The Churchill & Panther tracks stand out in my mind. Once assembled and glued with paint & weathering the difference has not been noticeable. I wonder if Fruil found out that few notice? I do prefer the handed sets.



I did not realize that Fruils ever came with handed sets, anybody know which sets included right and left handed tracks?



My latest build was the Tamiya Jagdpanzer IV L/70 and that Friul set was this right-left handed track type. The most important feature of them is that you should not drill the "outer", bigger hole of the links fully as Friul molded the track pin ending on them - according to the side.
Shalta
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Ok, i'm actually getting a 'compatible' entry that isnt idiotic at best (Ah, M60 = Landship... Such a technicality)
I've got a Takom St. Chamond on order for next month that I'll be able to work on, as the Chi-Ri went nowhere yet.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7

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my bad luck was that I had two bags of left hand side tracks and I bought it second hand so haven't tried to contact the producer - the difference is hardly visible. Especially after weathering.



I have noticed on several sets of Fruils lately that they came with two sets just the same rather than being handed. The Churchill & Panther tracks stand out in my mind. Once assembled and glued with paint & weathering the difference has not been noticeable. I wonder if Fruil found out that few notice? I do prefer the handed sets.



I did not realize that Fruils ever came with handed sets, anybody know which sets included right and left handed tracks?



I believe they are referred to as mirrored tracks. I know some Tigers have a set from them.

JSSVIII
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7

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my bad luck was that I had two bags of left hand side tracks and I bought it second hand so haven't tried to contact the producer - the difference is hardly visible. Especially after weathering.



I have noticed on several sets of Fruils lately that they came with two sets just the same rather than being handed. The Churchill & Panther tracks stand out in my mind. Once assembled and glued with paint & weathering the difference has not been noticeable. I wonder if Fruil found out that few notice? I do prefer the handed sets.



I did not realize that Fruils ever came with handed sets, anybody know which sets included right and left handed tracks?
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7

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my bad luck was that I had two bags of left hand side tracks and I bought it second hand so haven't tried to contact the producer - the difference is hardly visible. Especially after weathering.



I have noticed on several sets of Fruils lately that they came with two sets just the same rather than being handed. The Churchill & Panther tracks stand out in my mind. Once assembled and glued with paint & weathering the difference has not been noticeable. I wonder if Fruil found out that few notice? I do prefer the handed sets.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:01 PM GMT+7

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Zsolt - Your T-35 is looking great! I really like Fruils and have a set for my own T-35 should the kit tracks turn out poorly. How did you build them without CA glue? Do you remember how many links you ended up using? Your track tension looks just right.



I've read on some of the forums (don't really remember, where) that in case of the longer, heavier Friul tracks it is enough to put in the wire "pin" and the weight of the track itself holds it in place.
My technique was to cut 1-2mm shorter wire pieces than the full length and put them in the hole fully with the end of the tweezer.
In this case I had no work with cutting the too long wires after gluing - once the shorter wire slipped fully into the hole, it doesn't fell off. Tadaaaammmm
Regarding the link numbers: I have no idea, I've made two equal lenght just a little shorter than the final and the last 4-5 links on both were attached with constant checking on the running gear to look right. But my son is just learning the numbers so I can offer him something chocolate-like to do the counting for you

@Jesper: yes, all of the links has to be drilled but carefully not to drill fully 'cause the links are separated to left and right side tracks and the track pin is molded on.... my bad luck was that I had two bags of left hand side tracks and I bought it second hand so haven't tried to contact the producer - the difference is hardly visible. Especially after weathering.

cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 04:27 PM GMT+7

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Jesper - Good solid progress on your Mastodon. It looks like it needs plenty of putty. Are you using Green Stuff or something else?



I am using a standard mix of 50% milliput and 50% greenstuff. I find greenstuff adds a good flexibility while you work with the putty, while the milliput ensures it dries up real hard so it can be sanded after it has dried.

Requires some more work to first mix milliput, then mix greenstuff, then mix the two together, but I think it is worth it.

And yes it requires a lot of work and putty!
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:08 PM GMT+7
Jesper - Good solid progress on your Mastodon. It looks like it needs plenty of putty. Are you using Green Stuff or something else?
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
Zsolt - Your T-35 is looking great! I really like Fruils and have a set for my own T-35 should the kit tracks turn out poorly. How did you build them without CA glue? Do you remember how many links you ended up using? Your track tension looks just right.
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Zsolt.

The tracks look really nice. Did you have to drill each link?

My Mastodon is now ready for primer. I am sure more sanding will follow as primer always reveal a lot of missed areas.

More to follow









Ramanathan
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:41 PM GMT+7
Hello gentlemen,
Jesper, that beast is looking really cute Some refreshing new look...
My T-35 progresses slowly, I've drilled all the friul track links (there is A LOT) and constructed the track - this time without CA glue and it works! And spares a lot of time...
cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
once I get home tonight I would like to join this with my entry, from Academy, the M3 Lee.
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Paul. I have not decided yet. I am learning towards the space wolves chapter or the Ultra marines. Not sure yet.

I have finished all the weapons now with the exception of the multi melta guns on the front.
Still a lot of sanding and filling remains. Hope to get some done over the weekend.



Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
Jesper - Your beast is coming along nicely. Do you know how you are going to finish it?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Shalta - We are scheduled to complete September 1 so there is still time left. Should some of us need extra time we might apply for and be granted an extension.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:55 AM GMT+7
Steve - I agree with Karl, it sure looks terrific so far. Is this the Dragon kit?
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 09:09 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my beast. The filling, sanding, and reconstructing with plastic card continues. Never ending story apparently.

To break the monotony I have constructed some of the weapons. the barrels on the two gatling guns needed replacement. Looking at the picture I still need to align a few things.

More to follow as I progress














Shalta
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
Since this got bumped again it's probably the best timing
Also, great looking NbFz so far! Those little etch strips on the hull look nightmarish though!
Does anyone know when the campaign ends? I've had life getting in the way, and OCD with finishing a model before I work on a new one... Very bad combination. Been stuck on Trumpeter's old Challenger 2 (A bit crude honestly) and dealing with a lot of 'random' issues (Should technically decrease soon though...) has been delaying my modelling to no end.
I'm not sure on the end date myself, but currently it looks a bit hopeless on finishing my entry in-time.
And it doesnt help that I still only have the M60A1 as an option (... Numerous reasons delayed the Chi-Ri), though, I will admit that Mark IV looks interesting... Certainly going to be watching!
Sorry for the aimless post, felt obligated to update as to why I've went nowhere, but Im dealing with a ridiculous amount of mosquito bites between sentences.

Short version: What's the end date again? Since the campaign started I've been dealing with a irritating-at-best diagnosis, and It doesnt seem likely I'll be able to finish anything for the campaign...
Granted, I started getting treatments that should start working within a month, So... If im lucky!
Zhivago
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Steve, there appears to be a couple of discrepancies in the exterior details of your NBFZ and mine, but they shouldn't be deal breakers (the weather stripping over the MG turret hatches; the detailing of the commander's cupola; is the suspension open at the bottom?). Overall, it looks like a well-assembled fine kit.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
Finally able to post some photos of the NBFZ. It's a nice, quick build and I hope to bring some of the detail out in the weathering process. (Even though these guys didn't see much time in the field).

I'm a bit disappointed in the detail. Especially the exterior of the small turrets, and interior of the hatches. If you want to display one of these with any of the hatches open, go with the Amusing Hobby version.

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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Welcome aboard Doug! I look forward to seeing how your Landship progresses. I also have one of the Takom kits and will be curious how they build. Please post plenty of pictures so we can follow along.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7